04/16/1990 at 01:00 AM EDT
>No sport has evolved as dramatically as basketball, a phenomenon made manifest in HBO's History of the NBA (Mon., April 16, 8 P.M. ET). The narrative at times gets too rhapsodical, and there's entirely too much Celtics mythologizing (at least for this Knicks fan). But the clips are faboo. From Joe Lapchick to Bill Russell to Michael Jordan—swish, it scores.